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Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston


The first part of this book critically assesses some of the bold claims that have been made about films' contributions to philosophy and defends a balanced perspective on the topic. It argues that in many cases, it is the philosophical commentator and not ‘the film itself’ that is the actual source of the philosophizing attributed to a movie. In some cases, however, it is the film-maker who, by working with a background of specific philosophical sources, creates a work that expresses philosophical ideas. With this possibility in mind, the second part of the book outlines a ‘partial intentional ... More

Keywords: authorship, cinema, Eino Kaila, Ingmar Bergman, intentionalism, irrationality, philosophical psychology, philosophy

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570171
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.001.0001


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Paisley Livingston, author
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
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